The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sweet Jesus

Words: English Traditional

Music: English Traditional

Meter: 86 86

Source: G. Walters, A Good Christmas Box (Dudley: G. Walters, 1847; reprinted Ashley: Michael Raven, 2007), p. 44.

On Christmas Day in the morning.
Our Savior he was born,
He was crowned with a crown of thorns:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

This Baby was born (I wish)
To be that King of bless,
Our Savior as he is:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

On New Year's Day so clear,
He circumcised were,
The Son of God most dear:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

The Twelfth day is expressed,
The princes from the east,
Our Lord, they did caress:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

These princes they did bring.
A free will offering,
Unto our heavenly King:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

On Ash Wednesday we hear,
Our Lord attempted were,
By satan most severe:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

On Good Friday so good,
They nail'd him to the wood,
And spilt his precious blood:
Sweet Jesus is his name:

On Easter Sunday so bright,
A glorious star gave light,
Our Savior rose from dead to life;
Sweet Jesus is his name.

On Holy Thursday we here.
Our Lord ascended were
Unto the heavenly choir:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

On Whit Sunday so clear,
Our Lady sat in the chair,
A lull and a lull most dear:
Sweet Jesus is his name.

Six days out of the seven.
To us our Lord hath given,
And ascended up to heaven,
And glorious for to rain.

This Babe was born (I wish)
To be the King of bliss,
Our Savior as he is,
Sweet Jesus is his name.

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